- Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure
(posted: Feb 03, 2018)
The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.
Special Guests at Rockpile Rendezvous
posted: June 03, 2008
Pinnacles climbing legend (Tom Higgins) along with Pinnacles guidebook author (Brad Young) will be conducting a Climbing History and Ethics walk & talk at this weekend's Rockpile Rendezvous.
If you have glanced at the NEW Pinnacles guidebook then you know the names Tom Higgins and Brad Young. Tom is a legendary First Ascentionist at Pinnacles and a pioneer of the modern ground-up ethic currently in place at the Park. Brad is an accomplished climber himself and author of the latest Pinnacles climbing guide.
Tom has graciously offered to attend the Rockpile Rendezvous as a guest of Friends of Pinnacles and to lead a Climbing History Walk as part of the event. He will be assisted by Brad Young who is literally a walking guidebook for the area.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear about the rich climbing history at Pinnacles National Monument straight from a man who was there AND get all the latest information regarding new routes in the Park! You may never have an opportunity like this again.
Guidebooks will be available on the day of the event.
We hope to see you there.